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Women's roller hockey league crowns first champ

It was the ladies' time to shine.

Sportszone2 of New Port Richey's first Women's Roller Hockey League championship game was played April 6, wrapping up the inaugural season for the women.

"We had a very successful season," Sportszone 2 co-owner Marci Gallahan said. "The women out there just had a good time. Beginners learned and enjoyed the game and everyone found something new they liked."

The winners of the cup, which is actually a 2-foot chrome replica of the Stanley Cup, was GRITS, which beat Chick-lets 4-3.

The league had three teams with the players 13 and older.

"I don't know if it was the emotions (of the women) — I don't think that's what I want to say," Gallahan said. "I think it was the excitement to come out Sundays and to practice, and well, do a girl's thing."

Sportszone2 start another women's league season May 4 and already had enough for four teams this time.

For more infomation, call Gallahan (727) 845-7808 or log onto the rink's Web site at

Officiating: The Southern Independent Conference Officials Alliance is hosting training classes for experienced people or those interested in referring not only high school level games, but youth football as well.

There will be seven classes and filed work on Thursday nights from 7-9 at Howard Johnson Inn, 2520 N. 50th Street

in Tampa.

Each class will be about two hours and the minimum age requirment is 15, while applicants must be available Saturdays and evenings during

the week.

For more information, e-mail [email protected] or log onto to

Pro wrestling: Every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., Club Bourbon Street, at 4331 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey, hosts Florida Championship Wrestling. The cover charge is $7.

Florida Championship Wrestling is the only official World Wrestling Entertainment developmental league in the United States and it has been in existence for more than four decades.

Officially sanctioned and recently reorganized by the WWE, FCW is the proving grounds for future WWE superstars and developed the likes of John Cena and Dave Batista.

For information, visit

Indoor soccer: Veterans Memorial Park at 14333 Hicks Road has an indoor soccer league, hosted by the Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department every Tuesday night from 6-9.

The league is free, open to players 16 or older. For more info, call (727) 861-3033.

Tennis: Lake Padgett Estates in Land O'Lakes hosts mixed doubles round robins every Thursday night. The cost is $3 for nonresidents.

For more information, contact Jeanette Marcus at [email protected]

More tennis: Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department will offer men's and women's singles tennis, starting

Sept. 10.

Matches will be at the Holiday Recreation Complex at 2330 Gulf Trace Blvd, The cost is $10 per player and the league is open to players 16 or older.

Registration will be Aug. 6 through Sept 1. For more info, call (727) 934-4198 or (727) 942-7439.

Table tennis: The Land O'Lakes Table Tennis Club meets from 3 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday and from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd.

The club currently has 60 members is open to ages 16 and older and all skill levels

For more information about joining, call Don Goff at (813) 929-8055 or e-mail [email protected]

Submit info, upcoming events, scores and results to [email protected] or call (352) 544-9480.

Women's roller hockey league crowns first champ 04/21/08 [Last modified: Monday, April 21, 2008 9:08pm]
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